Pyrrolic has returned to racing with a strong win in the Listed AR Creswick Series Final after being given only an even money chance of racing again 14 weeks ago.
Trainer Mick Kent had to abandon an attempt to get the three-year-old to the Group One Australian Guineas when Pyrrolic's larynx began to cause problems.
"The infection in his throat started to tell and he started getting lazy and the larynx collapses so they just tie it out of the way," Kent said.
"It either works or it doesn't."
The operation succeeded, leaving Kent to prepare Pyrrolic for his first-up tilt at Saturday's 1200m Listed race at Flemington.
Pyrrolic ($11) was among the tailenders at the 800 metres but steadily improved throughout the middle stages before finishing hard to beat the game front-runner Hard Stride ($9.50) by a half-length.
Kent said Pyrrolic's maiden stakes win would cause him to rethink his late-season plans with the three-year-old but he would now give the Teofilo colt the chance to earn his way into top handicaps in the spring.
"He's going to turn four so he's got to go through his grades and get to a good level," Kent said.
"We'll put him in some of those big handicaps and that will be more of his go about a mile, the Toorak Handicap, if he gets to that level but there's a long way to go."
Pyrrolic's win completed a double for Rawiller after the jockey won the Silver Bowl Series Final aboard the Darren Weir-trained Refulgent.